Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Apropos Malaprop

During a discussion on Medicare, the talk turns to the philosophical reasons behind the creation of the Medicare system. One member of the class posits that it is complementary to the employment based system of providing health insurance for younger workers:
“Otherwise, they would be extruded from the system when they leave the workforce.”

Sounds painful. And also seems like a very apt description of our method of doling out health care to anyone who isn’t lucky enough to get health insurance from his employer.



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